Sure, the Internet offers it all today. In fact, many people believe travel agencies are no longer relevant. But, travel agencies are still in business, and with just cause. If you are planning a trip, you might think you can do it all on your own online, including booking the flight, hotel, packages, and meal plans online. Yes, you can. However, the right Winnipeg travel agency can do so much more for you and will find you the best deals out there.
Agencies have connections –
Yes, you can book an all inclusive package online, and yes, it will save you money (as opposed to booking everything individually). However, the right Winnipeg travel agency has great connections. They have built relationships with hotel chains, so they get deeper discounts for clients. They know local tourist sites in remote locations, so they can find clients better deals and more fun places to travel.
Agents are familiar with local areas and know what the locals do. Therefore, they can book fun packages for you and the family to enjoy that you won’t find online. On the other hand, you can find certain packages that you’ll only get through online booking sites. Keeping this in mind, an agency typically has far more experience and knowledge of local areas, resulting in more packages and options for clients.
They know the seasons –
Some seasons are slower than others. This typically means cheaper airfare and hotels. Your travel agent can inform you of these things. If you are booking on your own, you might think you are getting a good deal, when in fact you aren’t. Agents know the market. They know peak and slow seasons. Their years of experience provides them in depth knowledge you simply won’t get from doing a few online searches on your own.
They do it for you –
Yes, in some cases you can find a better deal on your own. But, this means:
– Online research.
– Site comparison.
– Visiting travel sites, hotel sites, airline sites, etc.
– Finding out which travel attractions to visit.
In many cases this can take days, weeks, or even months of planning for the best deal. Some people don’t have that kind of time; but, for most of us, we simply don’t want to do the work on our own.
Again, this is where your agent can step in to help. They will do the work for you. They compare travel sites, compare the details, and they find out which hotel chains are offering discounts at certain times of the year. Sure, you will pay a fee for their services. But, you don’t have to do the trivial research and spend countless hours online looking for the best booking deals or continually trying to find lower rates on your own.
Most people rely on the power of the Internet and booking sites when planning a trip today. With this in mind, there is still a purpose for utilizing the services of travel agents and agencies. These are just a few of the reasons to rely on these service experts when planning a trip.